Troops Welcomed Home from Iraq

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KCBS) _ Nearly 100 California National Guard military police soldiers with the 49th Military Police Brigade were welcomed home from Iraq at Travis Air Force Base on Tuesday.

Governor Schwarzenegger, six generals and friends and family welcomed home the soldiers, who had been in Iraq for the past year.

The brigade had been training Iraqi police, overseeing security and were in charge of the last major detention center before it was turned over to Iraqis last month.

Governor Schwarzenegger visited the troops in Iraq during their most recent tour of duty.

The 49th Military Police Brigade had no casualties during this most recent tour, but a large photo on a riser inside the hangar at Travis Air Force Base pays tribute to Isaac Lawson, who lost his life during his first tour with the brigade in 2006.

The group was the last military police brigade to be deployed to Iraq as the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq continues.


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